"Shache (Yarkand)" Shache by l_joo

Shache Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 9 photos

"....A majority of the local population converted to Islam under Mongolian rule. Marco Polo visited Yarkand twice in this period, in 1271 and 1275.... " from a website.

Yarkand is the old name of Shache, I was here in 2004 on the way to see the great Taklimakan Desert. I have to say this is a good place to enjoy life, take a look at peoples here relaxing on the food street. This is a main street actually very easy to locate in town centre nearby the bus station and our hotel. The moment we saw this, without think twice, we just grab the chair and sit down. Almost all peoples in Shache drink beer, the XinJiang Beer. They drink beer, eat meats, eat a whole chicken with hands, first time to me, eye opening. They are not peoples like city boys or city girls, I saw them talking very loud, drink big mug of beer, eat big meat, etc, quite the characters of bold and forthright, what a place!

Shache roast fishes, very delicious.

This is a signboard placed here by the government to educate peoples to be civilized. The title is, < The 10 Must-Not-Do in Civilized Street >. and the rest were; 1. Do not leave unwanted things everywhere. 2. Do not dump garbage everywhere and so on. You can find many more signboards and slogans written big on walls, most commonly seen was those birth control ones.

  • Last visit to Shache: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 13, 2005
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